Noctuidae: Plusiinae

2442 (ABH73.016) Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina, (Haworth, 1809)

KR09059

Old Weston, June 2010
Old Weston, June 2010
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Old Weston, June 2010
 Photo © Kevin Royles
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Old Weston, June 2012
Old Weston, June 2012
 Photo © Kevin Royles


General Information

Pupates in a folder leaf of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica), Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), Wood Avens (Geum urbanum), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, late May-late July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows, fens, heathland, grassland, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 64 (23.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 May to 28 August

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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, yellow, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3